Pakistan’s cricketer Imam-ul-Haq has always been welcomed with raised eyebrows as his selection is considered a practice of nepotism. Despite scoring almost 1700 ODI runs in 36 games at 54.58, people are reluctant to accept the position of the opening batsman. Even multiple videos erupted which showed fans calling Imam ‘Parchi’ – a derogatory local word used for someone who hasn’t been picked on merit.
Hearing all this has been constantly annoying Imam and he finally decided to reflect on the tag. The Lahore born is of the view that he might have to listen to all this for the rest of his life as cricket fans won’t accept him.
Imam said that he wants people to know him by his name and not because of the fact that he is the nephew of the great Inzamam-ul-Haq.
The 23-year old further added that the naysayers should know that we live in a world where nothing is hidden from the media. So, if he was being facilitated on selection frontiers, the media would have made a big deal out of it. Nevertheless, Imam is focused on doing well for the boys in green, keeping all the negativity behind him.